A news editor will run from coast to coast in aid of a friend suffering from incurable cancer.
Emily is completing the challenge, which will then see her completed the Great North Run the day afterwards, for her friend Rachel Cole, who has a brain tumour.
She has currently raised more than £1,000 in sponsorship ahead of the run.
Emily, 32, told the News & Star: “I contemplated climbing Macchu Picchu or hiking the Great Wall of China, but they didn’t seem tough enough. If I’m going to do a big fundraiser then I want it to be the biggest fundraiser of my life and raise as much as possible.
“I’d already got a place for the GNR 2017 and suddenly thought ‘why not run there?’. Running had played a part in every stage of learning about Rach’s diagnosis, so it seemed fitting.
“Rachel and I ran the Race for Life in London together with my mum, and being from the North East the GNR is personal to her – and she ran it for her brother. So running is something that I relate to Rach.”
To sponsor Emily, click here.